Posted: 06 August 2019

General Coach

Warrender Baths Club
Various facilities around Edinburgh
Job Type:
Dependent on experience
Closing date:
19 August 2019

Warrender Baths Club is Scotland’s leading and most successful swimming Age Group and Youth programme.  As well as consistently finishing in the Top 3 at the Scottish National Age Group Championships over the last ten-year period, the Club has a history of placing youth swimmers onto National teams (British and Scottish).

We are offering various opportunities to work across our competitive pathway and seek highly motivated, creative and ambitious individuals to add value to our current team. We are looking for candidates who are able to share and contribute to our ethos of delivering the highest standards of coaching and training possible whilst supporting the development of life-long skills and values in our athletes.

Successful applicants will be available to commence the programme on or around 1st September 2019, with induction and training provided by the Head Coach, Laurel Bailey.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide coaching services to athletes within the programme, supported by the Head Coach, to deliver the highest attainable levels of competitive excellence and individual performance.
  • Work with the Head Coach to set an appropriate competition calendar for the squad and attend competitions as required and agreed with the Head Coach.
  • Ensure a progressive squad culture is in place which will maximise individual potential within an enjoyable and rewarding team environment
  • Submit meet entries within deadlines (if required) and attend to administrative tasks required for the efficient running of the squad. Support will be provided by the Club’s administrative team.
  • Work positively with the coaching team, co-operating fully with and working alongside the Head Coach and other lead coaches within the programme.
  • Provide reports and updates on squad performance to the Head Coach from time to time

Skills & Attributes:

  • Successful candidates will be passionate about swimming and enjoy working with children of varying stages of development
  • They will be observant and swimmer-focussed, showing great attention to technical detail
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to develop a rapport with young athletes, encouraging them to love the sport of swimming and all it has to offer
  • They will seek responsibility and have a desire to learn


  • UKCC Level 1 minimum (or equivalent), and able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the principles of long term athlete development
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated with a background in swimming and ideally some prior coaching experience
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include weekend training sessions and some weekend competitions
  • Willing and able to work effectively with a large coaching and administration team and to develop positive relationships with key partners of the Club
  • Sound IT skills (there will be a requirement to use Hy-tek and Meet Manager software, on which training can be provided by the Club)
  • Complete an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check (PVG)
  • Abide by and promote sound ethics, Club policies and Scottish Swimming policies, in particular with regard to child wellbeing and protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members
  •  Sign and adhere to the Coach’s Code of Conduct

  • Attend appropriate training as discussed with and agreed by the Head Coach, including the National Rescue Award


    This is a self-employed position with competitive monthly remuneration, depending on experience and qualifications. A 3-month probationary period will require to be completed before the position is confirmed.

    For further information, or to send an application (with CV and 2 references), please contact Jennifer MacLeod, Club Administrator -

    Applications close on 19th August. Candidates should be available for interview in August.